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Mah5500, wont start. has lr code issues soemtimes. rarely

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JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: wont start. has lr code issues soemtimes. rarely finishes cycle especially spin
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

So error lr stands for "locked rotor". What it means is that the motor control board thinks that the basket isn't spinning smoothly due to the bearing locking up. Remove the clothes and spin the basket by hand to see if the basket spins smoothly. If not, then you'd need a new rear drum bearing and support shaft that goes through the bearing which may not be worth fixing since it costs about $600 just in parts.

The more likely case is that the basket still spins smooth meaning your motor control board isn't sensing properly. The motor control board has been re-designed and comes with the motor so below is a link to the kit you'd need to order and replace to resolve this issue.

CLICK HERE for motor control kit

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